Men's Basketball Postgame Notes vs. Marshall (Feb. 18, 2009)
Feb. 18, 2009
2008-09 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Wednesday's game marked the fourth consecutive year that the Cougars played Marshall in basketball... The series has been played at least once every year since the 2005-06 season.
With a field-goal percentage of 58.5 percent (31-of-53), Marshall enjoyed a season high by any Cougar opponent this season... It topped the previous season high of 48.3 percent (29-of-60) by UTEP in El Paso (Jan. 14, 2009)... It was the highest percentage by a Cougar opponent since UAB hit 61.0 percent (33-of-58) in Birmingham, Ala., on March 2, 2002.
The Cougars return to action at 7 p.m., Saturday, when they play host to Conference USA-rival UCF at Hofheinz Pavilion.
With 38 points, junior guard Aubrey Coleman recorded his third 30-point game of the season... He became only the 20th player to record three 20-point games during his career... Coleman also became only the 16th player in school history to record at least three 30-point games in a single season.
With 16 field goals, junior guard Aubrey Coleman recorded a single-game high... His total topped his previous best of 11 against Conference USA-rival UAB (Jan. 10, 2009) and at Middle Tennessee (Dec. 2, 2008).
With 30 field goal attempts, junior guard Aubrey Coleman recorded a single-game high... His total topped his previous best of 28 at Conference USA-rival No. 18/19 Memphis (Jan. 31, 2009).
Junior guard Aubrey Coleman played all 40 minutes in a game for the fourth time during his career and most recently since facing No. 18/19 Memphis (Jan. 31, 2009).
Scoring a season-low seven points, junior guard Kelvin Lewis saw his streak of 27 consecutive games with at least 10 points snapped.
With Wednesday's loss, head coach Tom Penders fell to 3-2 (.600) against Marshall during his career... He fell to 3-1 (.750) at Houston and was 0-1 at Columbia... Penders also fell to 1-2 (.333) against Marshall in West Virginia during his overall career and 1-1 (.500) as the Cougar head coach.
With Wednesday's loss, head coach Tom Penders fell to 46-27 (.630) in Conference USA games during his career... Penders also fell to 266-159 (.626) in all conference games during his career.